Los Angeles -- Castaic resident Kim Rhoads, recently named the 2010 Volunteer of the Year by the National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials (NACPRO), was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at the board's Aug. 31 meeting.
Local artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik figures he's purchased about 500 comics this year from Brave New World Comics in Newhall.
It was the perfect summer evening for dining al fresco adjacent to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia. As guests waited the arrival of pop star Michael Bolton at a special fundraising VIP "meet and greet" to benefit the PAC K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program, guests enjoyed liquid mojitos as well as food from Mojito Caribbean Cuisine restaurant in Valencia.
This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights college students competing, high school students cheering and young children climbing.
In a game full of penalties and turnovers, College of the Canyons used its defense to beat Antelope Valley College on Saturday night at Brent Carder Marauder Stadium.
In the midst of discussion - or argument or mudslinging, depending whom you ask - about the issue of chloride levels in the Santa Clara River and the water we send downstream to neighboring farmers, an important point may be lost.
With school starting and the traveling days of summer just about ended, we've entered that time when conversations about vacations are frequent: "Where did you go this year, and how was it?" My wife and I took three weeks and learned the hard way that the Central Coast in the summer is more like the Pacific Northwest in the winter. Enough said.
Next week is 9/11, nine years since four jetliners were hijacked by fanatical Muslim extremists. Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001. How will you acknowledge what has now become National Patriot's Day, arguably a somber and solemn event in America's history?
I cannot afford to act in the capacity of academic snob. I attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, ranked third by the "everyone gets a prize" U.S. News and World Report as a midwestern regional university.
Thank you for your coverage of the Aug. 24 City Council meeting regarding the proposal to take over the operation of three local libraries ("Last words on libraries").
Once again, I'm glad to say "Bravo Bob Kellar!" You have a backbone and are not a sheeple.
Here are my questions regarding the city's plan to take over the running of our libraries.
In response to "Library row confounds dogmatics," (Sept. 1): Interesting how local columnist/conservative naysayer Gary Horton plays on his misinformed understanding of partisan issues surrounding local versus county control of our treasured public libraries.
In response to the open letter to me concerning the proposed annexation of Tesoro del Valle by the city of Santa Clarita ("Annex Tesoro," Aug. 31), it is my understanding that representatives of the Tesoro del Valle Homeowners Association board of directors - the elected representatives for the 1,100 families currently living there - have testified and submitted letters to the city asking that they wait until the county completes its processing of a pending application for entitlements of the undeveloped property in Tesoro.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
There's darkness in my neighborhood and I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed. I don't understand it, but Wiley Canyon Road from Lyons Avenue to Old Orchard is dark, dark, dark. Except for light at intersection, the street is cloaked in black at night.
Cam Noltemeyer of SCOPE says the Disney Golden Oak Ranch expansion will "compound traffic problems in the area."
The column in the Jan. 8 issue of the paper (Gary Horton, "There goes retirement security") must have been written by "Horton Hears a Who."
Sunday was a warm night for "Frozen" co-director and former CalArts student Chris Buck, who took home a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.